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Comic Books Written By Women That Prove The Medium Isn't Just For Teenage Boys

Updated 12 Dec 2017 429 votes 164 voters 8.9k views15 items

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There are tons of awesome comics written by women. From superhero comics starring badass female characters, to more intimate, brainy narratives, there are plenty of books to choose from, no matter what your preferred genre is.

Many of the best comics of the last few decades have been written by women, whether it be Kelly Sue DeConnick's Pretty Deadly or G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel (let's give credit to their artists, too!). Best of all, the amount of female voices in comics seems to increase with each passing year; a major improvement over the boys club that was the 20th century comic book industry. 

Today, we benefit from the ideas of so many brilliant female comic book writers. For example, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is a touching memoir about her childhood that explores what it's like to grow up with an abusive parent. 

Check out this selection of the best comics written by women, all of which prove the industry is no longer just for dudes.

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